Last updated on February 14, 2018
Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Mexico’s Riviera Maya attracts millions of visitors each year, many of whom are famous Hollywood A-listers. With the region being awarded Best in Destinations for Mexico again this year by Travel Weekly, it’s no wonder so many flock to the region to enjoy the natural beauty, tranquility, sun and sand.
With wonderful culture, spectacular beaches and incredible year-round weather, it’s easy to see why Hollywood celebrities make Riviera Maya one of their top vacation destinations. Here are the top 2017 hotel choices by the rich and famous.
Viceroy Riviera Maya, which was previously the Tides Riviera Maya, is tucked deep in the jungle, making it a great hotel choice for those wanting complete privacy. This seaside refuge extends deep into the tropical forest creating the perfect environment for its stunning spa and exclusive villas.
The privacy, beauty and luxury of the Viceroy Riviera Maya make this a truly exclusive experience that people such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Mary-Kate Olson have enjoyed.
The Maroma Resort and Spa is another Hollywood favorite, set along a white sandy beach amid a verdant jungle. The resort offers true escapism and a glimpse of real Mayan culture and allows guests to begin their day enjoying the traditional temazcal sauna or yoga.
The flower-filled gardens and poolside restaurants provides the perfect well-being holiday. Maroma Resort and Spa has catered to Hollywood stars such as Sharon Stone, Celine Dion, Cameron Diaz, Sean Penn, Tony Blair, and Sir Elton John, all of whom say they have stayed in the same legendary room 23.
Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, which is also located in Mexico’s famous Riviera Maya, is perfectly set in the historic old town of Tulum. Here you will find 44 acres of blossoming gardens and pristine sand beaches.
Nearby are the ancient Mayan ruins. Spectacular views and mounds of luxury are the reason celebrities as Eva Longoria, Jude Law, Drew Barrymore, and Mick Jagger have chosen Dreams Tulum as their vacation spot.
Hotel Esencia is rated among the top 100 hotels in the world and was the 2017 Traveller’s Choice Trip Advisor winner. The luxury beach resort is located at Xpu-Ha in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and has attracted celebrities such as Gweneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman.
Originally built as the private home of an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia is a place where the traditions of the past come together with a cosmopolitan sense of how to live well today. This aristocratic oasis sits where the Yucatán jungle dissolves into the pristine sands of Xpu-ha, one of the only remaining undeveloped shores of the Mayan Riviera.
This year, other famous faces to vacation in Riviera Maya include 300 actor Gerald Butler, Daniella Monet, Victoria Secret model Sara Sampio, Lupita Nyone’O, the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Serena Williams and Richard Gere, to name a few.